Beksiński executed his paintings and drawings either in what he called a 'Baroque' or a 'Gothic' manner. The first style is dominated by representation, with the best-known examples coming from his fantastic realism period when he painted disturbing images of a surrealistic,
nightmarish environment. The second style is more abstract, being
dominated by form, and is typified by Beksiński's later paintings. He hated all of his paintings and kept them unnamed.